humulon

humulon

[hyoo-myuh-lon or, often, yoo-]
noun
a bitter constituent of hops, C 21 H 30 O 5 , having antibiotic properties.
Also, humulone [hyoo-myuh-lohn or, often, yoo-] .


Origin:
1915–20; < Neo-Latin Humul(us) genus name (special use of Medieval Latin: hop plant < Germanic; compare Old Norse humall, Old English hymele) + -on -one

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